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Nancy Updike

Nancy Updike is an American public radio producer and writer. Her work has been featured on radio programs including This American Life and All Things Considered[1] and has been published in The New York Times Magazine, LA Weekly, The Boston Globe, and Salon.com.

This American Life work

Updike's work has been featured in the following episodes of This American Life:

  • Episode 13 – Love (autobiographical story)
  • Episode 25 – Basketball
  • Episode 46 – Sissies
  • Episode 105 – Take A Negro Home
  • Episode 110 – Mapping
  • Episode 123 – High Cost of Living
  • Episode 141 – Invisible Worlds
  • Episode 143 – Sentencing
  • Episode 149 – Bedside Diplomacy
  • Episode 155 – Hoaxing Yourself
  • Episode 164 – Crime Scene
  • Episode 169 – The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Episode 172 – 24 Hours at the Golden Apple
  • Episode 182 – Cringe
  • Episode 200 – Hearts and Minds
  • Episode 217 – Give It to Them
  • Episode 238 – Lost in Translation
  • Episode 251 – Brother's Keeper
  • Episode 266 – I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help
  • Episode 268 – My Experimental Phase
  • Episode 293 – A Little Bit of Knowledge
  • Episode 324 – My Brilliant Plan
  • Episode 327 – By Proxy
  • Episode 333 – The Center for Lessons Learned
  • Episode 361 – Fear of Sleep
  • Episode 370 – Ruining It For the Rest of Us
  • Episode 372 – The Inauguration Show
  • Episode 386 – Fine Print
  • Episode 388 – Rest Stop
  • Episode 428 – Oh You Shouldn't Have (served as guest host)
  • Episode 429 - Will They Know Me Back Home?[2]
  • Episode 432 - When To Fold 'Em[3]
  • Episode 433 - Fine Print[4]
  • Episode 434 - This Week 05.05.2011[5]
  • Episode 442 - Thugs [6]
  • Episode 475 - Send a Message[7]
  • Episode 480 - Animal Sacrifice[8]
  • Episode 526 – Is That What I Look Like? (served as guest host)


Updike won a Peabody Award in 1996 for her work as a producer on This American Life.[9] She won the Edward R. Murrow Award for news documentary (2005), and the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award (2004) for her hour-long documentary about private contractors in Iraq: "I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help" (This American Life episode 266).[10]

References

  1. ^ "NPR.org – Gaza's Dangers Complicate Businessman's Struggle". Gaza's Dangers Complicate Businessman's Struggle. NPR.org. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Will They Know Me Back Home | This American Life". Prologue. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Know When To Fold 'Em | This American Life". Kings Do Not Fold. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fine Print 2011 | This American Life". Side Effects May Include. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "This Week | This American Life". Monday, Cairo Egypt. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Thugs | This American Life". Thug Me? No Thug You. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Send A Message | This American Life". Worst Mixtape Ever. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Animal Sacrifice | This American Life". Animal Sacrifice. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Peabody Awards | An International Competition for Electronic Media, honoring achievement in Television, Radio, Cable and the Web – Administered by University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication". WINNERS - 1990'S. The Peabody Awards. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Staff | This American Life". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

External links

  • Nancy Updike Transom Review
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